MEREDITH — On Saturday, February 8, in conjunction with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, The Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby will host the "Let's Go Fishing" program.
This is a free hands-on clinic for kids and their parents on the basics of ice fishing that has been developed and will be presented by the Fish and Game Department. The clinic is geared toward kids but is open to anyone; those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. All equipment will be provided and people do not need to have a fishing license to participate.
Sessions will run hourly at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. at in the roped-off area on Meredith Bay near the Meredith Rotary trailer on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Participants will learn about ice-fishing techniques, including using tip-ups, sounding the hole and operating power augers. Then the kids will fish! Once again, as she has done for many years, the program will be conducted by Karina Walsh, who is the program coordinator for the "Let's Go Fishing" program at the New Hampshire Fish & Game department.
Tickets for the Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby are currently available to purchase online at the Meredith Rotary website (www.meredithrotary.org), as well as a wide variety of vendors throughout New Hampshire. Starting on Friday, February 7 at 8 a.m., tickets will be available at the Rotary HQ trailer in Meredith. Price of a Derby ticket is $30.
"Remember, you don't have to fish to win cash prizes," according to Betsey Donovan, Derby Chairman for 2014. "Everyone who purchases the $30 Derby Ticket has the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars in cash prizes throughout the weekend. Additionally, there are two $5,000 cash drawings during the weekend," according to Donovan.
"This will mark the 35th year of the Ice Fishing Derby," Donovan stated, "and with our new rules and prize structure that includes more than $50,000 in cash prizes, we are expecting a big crowd and a great time to be had by all."
Late breaking information is always available by calling 603-279-7600 or by visiting the Meredith Rotary Club website at (www.meredithrotary.org) or Facebook page.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 January 2014 09:30
LACONIA — Laconia Adult Education will offer a class on Gluten-Free Cooking Made Simple. The class will begin on Tuesday, January 28, from 6- 7:30 p.m. and will run for five weeks.
Sarah Baldwin-Welcome, a culinary graduate of Newbury College, will teach the class. She is the owner of Provincial Palate Inc. specializing in mustards and specialty catering.
Over 1 million Americans may have intolerance for gluten, a common ingredient in more foods than people may realize. Gluten is a protein found in all wheat, rye, barley, and oat products.
Wheat allergy is an abnormal immune system reaction to one or more proteins found in wheat. Allergy to wheat is one of the more common food allergies in children. Avoiding wheat is the primary treatment for wheat allergy. Wheat allergy is different from a disorder known as Celiac Disease, an immune system reaction that causes inflammation in the small intestines when a person eats any food containing gluten, one type of protein found in wheat.
People can learn to live without some of these things by replacing them with Wheat/Gluten-free ingredients and still enjoy pasta, pizza and crepes. Participants in the class will learn how to prepare basic recipes with gluten-free replacements as well as how to explore new gluten-free ingredients.
Call the Laconia Adult Education Office at 524-5712 to enroll in this class.
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 10:36
MEREDITH — The 35th Annual Ice Fishing Derby is scheduled for the weekend of February 8-9 and the Meredith Rotary Club is busily providing a variety of bait and tackle stores with derby tickets to sell for the 2014 derby.
In addition to online ticket sales available on their website (www.meredithrotary.org) tickets can be purchased at Wildlife Taxidermy (Manchester), AJ's Bait and Tackle (Meredith) and other local establishments, including Skelley's Market (Moultonboro), Winnipesaukee Dive Shop (Wolfeboro), and Murphy's Mobil (Moultonboro.
The 2014 Fishing Derby has been enhanced to provide all cash prizes for the winning fishermen, and a prize structure (introduced in 2013) that increases the opportunity for each fisherman to win the top prize with the capture of the largest fish in the seven available categories.
"Everyone who purchases a Derby ticket has a chance to win cash prizes," according to Betsey Donovan, Chairman of 2014 Derby. "We have 14 drawings on Saturday for $100 each, and 32 drawings on Sunday for $100 each. Additionally, we have a $5,000 cash drawing on both Saturday and Sunday, so you don't even have to fish to be eligible for these prizes, all you need is a valid Derby ticket."
Late breaking Fishing Derby information is available on the Meredith Rotary Club website and on their Facebook page. During the Derby, updates will be available on the Meredith Rotary Facebook page as well as several radio stations, including 93.3 The Wolf, Rock101 and 100.3 WHEB.
Last Updated on Friday, 07 February 2014 07:52
FRANKLIN — Al's Village Restaurant & Pizza will host a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin today from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
20% of all sales, dine in or take out, will go to the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin.
Al's Village Restaurant & Pizza is located at 185 Central St. Phone is 934-4200
Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 10:17